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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wooden Snowflake Tutorial

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I bought a magazine that was full of Christmas Decorating ideas, can't remember the name of it at this time, but I saw this snowflake in it and knew that I wanted to make it.
I had the perfect place in mind for it so I went out and got the supplies I needed and got to work.


How to:
Supplies:
-6 Paint stir sticks (I had 3 but then just went to Lowes to get the rest)
-Popsicle sticks (large tongue depressor size and regular size)
-Skinny sticks (They are thin square shaped wooden sticks)
-Wooden shapes (I choose circles but in the magazine they used squares and triangles
-Glue gun
-Paint or spray paint
-Glitter (optional)

I had two different size paint stir sticks. So I begin by gluing two sticks together at the end.
If all of your sticks are the same length, then glue your sticks together by overlapping one stick on the other.

I place a small round disc on the back and glued them down for extra support.

To make the rest of the sticks the same length, I placed the next two sticks on my first group. I marked where the one stick overlapped on the other. Then glued the two together.
(This is how you will glue all of your sticks if they are all the same length.)

Side view of the two glued together.

You should have three of these total.

Next, stack the arms on top of each other in the center. Try to get the distance between each stick the same. Glue together.

Next, take the large popsicle sticks or tongue depressors and repeat the process in the center of the snowflake. Top with small wooden circle.

At the end of each arm, glue two smaller popsicle sticks near the end. Place as many on each arm as you like. I did four on each.

Use the small sticks to place on the end of the tongue depressors.

I added the wooden circles where the popsicle sticks met.
Then I spray primed and painted it white. You could also just paint it white.

I decided to add glitter to it.
I was going to use Spray glitter but my can messed up so I just used good old Martha Stewart glitter in silver and white.

I attached a white ribbon to one of the arms to hang it to a Command hook.

I hung it on the mirror where my coffee filter wreath used to hang.

I love how it looks! Perfect for Christmas and the winter!

You could easily make smaller ones too with just the popsicle sticks!

If you have any questions about this feel free to ask.
Also, if you make one, Please link back to me and I would love to see it!


Also, the Holiday Open House party is still going on so if you haven't go link up your Christmas living room decor.


Linking up to some of these parties.



34 comments:

  1. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    Thanks for posting this!!!!!!
    Next year I want to decorate with only snowmen or snowflakes

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  2. LOVE this! It turned out fantastic! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

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  3. That is fabulous! I even like how it has a 3D effect.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  4. You are way tooooooooooooooooooo creative for me girl!

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  5. This is really beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. wow, that's beautiful! You're so creative and resourceful.

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  7. Thanks so much Dacia! And glad you stopped by!

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  8. Fab idea...thanks for sharing

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  9. This so pretty! Who knew you could take something so blah and make it sparkle! Will "like" you on Facebook:)

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  10. It is perfect! And beautiful! Great idea.

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  11. Wow. So simple, but it looks amazing! Love.

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  12. It looks great! I bet it would look fabulous with clear glitter too.

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  13. WOW this is really cool!! It turned out awesome!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Free for All!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  14. I never think to use snowflakes in my Christmas decor but this is so cute! I love the way it looks in front of the mirror! Nice tute!

    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  15. That is SO COOL! I thought I was done crafting for this year...but I gotta make some of these! Thanks for sharing!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  16. This is pretty unbelievable! You're crazy talented to come up with this one of a kind creation! The result is stunning!

    I've featured it on SNS #60's sidebar for this weekend. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  17. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-snowflake-craft-projects/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  18. Love it Allison, so darling and creative. Great job, so glad you linked it. Jen P.S. the blog looks great too.

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  19. This really turned out great! I love how you used all of the different sized sticks to make it really look like a snowflake. Thanks so much for linking this to the Holiday Hookup!

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  20. That is really cute! It could stay up all winter, how nice.
    Sherry

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  21. That is super cute. I would like to try to make it after Christmas. Joni

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  22. what a cute idea! love it!


    I have a giveaway going on right now that you might be interested in!

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  23. At first glance I thought it was a smowflake clock.
    It's absolutely adorable!
    Great job!

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  24. Love this Allison! I'll be featuring it on BCD this Sat. Thanks for linking!

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  25. This is a fabulous idea! Please link up to my Sew Crafty Saturday party!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/startin-early-for-orphaned-no-more.html

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  26. I have been seeing your tutorial for this awesome snowflake ALL over blogland! I just love it! Thank you so much for linking it up to Homemade Christmas!

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  27. THANK YOUUUUU for this wonderful tutorial...I fell in love & made it immediately for an Xmas gift! It was simple & easy & fun...here's my blog entry w/ photos, I linked up to you/the tutorial as well ;-)

    http://mejiamamma.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-wanna-keep-this-for-myself.html

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  28. Featured your beautiful snowflake- stop by and grab a featured button (under the buttons tab)! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

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